Publications

Illinois Bar Journal
Articles on Constitutional Law

The Lawyer’s Journal By Bonnie McGrath May 1999 Column, Page 238 The high court revisits the single-subject rule.
Using the Single-Subject Rule to Invalidate Legislation: A Better Approach? By Michael J. Kasper March 1999 Article, Page 146 The author argues that there is a better way for courts to limit legislators' power to combine diverse subjects into a single bill and offers an alternative.
Amid Controversy, Protection of Religious Freedom in Illinois Strengthened; PA 90 February 1999 Illinois Law Update, Page 73 The General Assembly recently passed the Illinois Religious Freedom Restoration Act ("IRFRA'') over Governor Jim Edgar's amendatory veto.
Judges, the Gift Ban Act, and the Constitution By Timothy L. Bertschy February 1999 Column, Page 68 One of the more celebrated accomplishments of the Illinois General Assembly in 1998 was passage of ethics legislation imposing limits on gifts and contributions to state office holders and candidates for those offices.
The U.S. Supreme Court Expands Excessive Fines Clause Protection in Austin and Bajakajian By Michele M. Jochner February 1999 Article, Page 78 These two rulings give practitioners new ammunition with which to challenge civil and administrative fines and sanctions.